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Cool Season Gardener: Extend The Harvest, Plan Ahead, And Grow Vegetables Year-Round

CLICK HERE to download the chapter with "Steps to Extend Your Growing Season" from Cool Season Gardener(Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "Along comes Bill Thorness, beautifully encouraging gardeners to take their edibles to the next level." —Edible Seattle * The first wholly new, focused, and comprehensive guide to growing winter crops in the Pacific Northwest and other maritime climates* Promotes year-round outdoor activity, food and garden sustainability, and a smaller carbon footprint How would you like to serve your own carrots for Thanksgiving next year, or fresh-from-the-garden salad at the winter solstice? Or how about collards for Christmas, leeks on New Year's, and lovely red beets for Valentine's Day, all right from your own garden? You can, without much trouble, by practicing winter, or "cool-season," gardening. Cool Season Gardener is longtime gardening writer Bill Thorness's friendly guide to maintaining your garden year-round even in dark, damp, maritime climates. He shows you how to keep the garden in production in cold months, practice succession planning for sowing and transplanting, plant cover crops, utilize homemade garden structures, and more. Even the most avid gardeners might be surprised to learn all the benefits of cool season gardening—the fact that it is often less work than summer gardening due to slower growth and less maintenance, or the seasonal bonus of having fewer pests. Not to mention that year-round gardening will create substantial savings on your food bill, while at the same time yielding fresh, homegrown produce on your table every month of the year. And Thorness wants you to know it's easier than you think!

File Size: 19539 KB

Print Length: 176 pages

Publisher: Skipstone (February 20, 2013)

Publication Date: February 20, 2013

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


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I am a summer gardener and have always wanted to extend my skills into the cooler seasons. The "Cool Season Gardener" not only gives a great overview of how to garden in cooler weather, it also gives inventive tips for designing and building beds and cold frames, and for recycling stuff you have on hand to make cloches and garden bed covers. My favorite thing about the book: I love the planting chart in the back that lists plants that do well in cooler weather and optimal times and conditions for planting them. Super handy!

Gardening year round is a new concept for this gardener. The book is easy to use to plan and implement your garden so you're growing all year. Love the drawings too. Rotation of crops, soil it's all there at your fingertips. Whoever said a garden is dormant in the winter never tasted good kale.

While I've been an avid gardener for many years I haven't been inspired to break into winter gardening until I read this book. It's accessible, well written, chock full of great information and inspired me to order seeds for fava beans, beets, cabbage, kale and my beloved Walla Walla onions.

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